Cooper Tire

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March 5, 2018

Cooper Tires Names Ball Senior VP of North American Operations

Cooper Tire & Rubber has named Christopher Ball senior vice president of North America Tire Operations, effective March 19.

March 4, 2018

Cooper Tires Announces Proprietary Truck Tire Line

The new Cooper family of truck tires, announced at TMC, are SmartWay-certified and backed by a 7-year, two-retread warranty.

February 8, 2018

Cooper Tires to Open Mississippi Distribution Center

Cooper Tire & Rubber announced that it will expand its product distribution network in the U.S. by opening a 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss.

August 11, 2017

Research Shows Promise for New Source of Rubber for Tires

It’s possible you could see truck tires in the future made from rubber from a domestic plant rather than the traditional rubber tree, as a five-year study led by Cooper Tire & Rubber showed good results for passenger tires.

March 24, 2017

Cooper Offers Smartway Verified Long Haul Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber has added the SmartWay-verified long haul drive tire RM852(EM) to its Roadmaster commercial truck tire line.

December 19, 2016

Cooper Aims Roadmaster RM272 at Drop Deck Trailers

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has added two new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line, designed to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers.

October 18, 2016

Cooper Offers Wide-Base Steer Tire for Mixed Service

Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Roadmaster RM332 WB is a commercial tire line available in a wide-base steer tire for mixed service applications.

May 27, 2016

Cooper Tire & Rubber Names VP of Marketing for North America

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Bryan Hesse its new vice president of marketing for North America tire operations.

April 26, 2016

Cooper Tire Offers Wide-Base Model for Steer Axles

Cooper Tire & Rubber is adding the RM332 WB heavy-duty wide base tire to its Roadmaster line of commercial tires.

October 20, 2015

Cooper Announces Roadmaster Fleet Service Network

Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.

September 1, 2015

Waste-Haul Tire Designed for Retreadability

Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Roadmaster RM230 is an all-position waste-haul tire designed for longer life expectancy and retreadability.

July 2, 2015

Designing, Testing Tires for Drop-Deck Trailers Challenging

Dropdeck trailers with spread-axle tandems are torture on tires. Tom Berg explores one tire maker's quest to design a product to stand up to the beating in his Trailer Talk blog.

June 10, 2015

Roadmaster RM230 HH Designed for Severe Duty

Cooper Tire & Rubber added a new size — 275/70R22.5 — to its Roadmaster RM230 HH tire line to meet the demands of severe-duty applications, such as logging and mining.

May 26, 2015

Cooper Tire Plant Recognized for Environmental Initiatives

The Cooper Tire plant in Tupelo, Miss., has earned the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s enHance Partnership Award for 2015.

February 17, 2015

Roadmaster’s Trailer Tire Designed for Improved Treadwear

Roadmaster’s RM272 trailer tire is designed to withstand treadwear from use with a drop-deck trailer.

October 22, 2014

Cooper Makes Progress on Guayule-Rubber Tire

Cooper Tire and Rubber has completed builds of tires made of natural rubber sourced from the guayule plants.

June 24, 2014

Cooper Tire Establishing Global Tire Technical Center in Ohio

When Cooper's new worldwide center of excellence for tire science and technology is fully operational it will employ 40 scientists and engineers, many of whom will be in highly specialized technical roles. Technology developed will be deployed at Cooper facilities around the world.

December 30, 2013

Cooper Will Pursue Damages Against Apollo

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said it will pursue damages against Apollo Tyres Ltd. in a webcast following the announcement of its decision to terminate the merger agreement, according to Modern Tire Dealer, a sister publication of HDT.

November 11, 2013

Court Rules in Favor of Apollo in Cooper Tire Suit

On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Judge Sam Glasscock III, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, ruled that Apollo was not in breach of its merger agreement with Cooper, which had filed a complaint to the contrary.

October 7, 2013

Cooper Sues Apollo for Dragging its Feet

Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s friendly takeover of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is not so friendly anymore. On Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Cooper filed a complaint in Delaware Chancery Court asking that subsidiaries of Apollo "be required to expeditiously close the pending merger between the two tire companies in accordance with the terms of the definitive merger agreement."


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